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George Kazazis is born in 1981 in Athens where he is living and working after a 3-year-break while he had been placed in Naxos island.

He has studied Theology in the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. He has also a Master degree in Criminology in Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Sociology. After finishing with his army obligations he started a phD research in Criminology and he is a phD Candidate up to today. 

His main profession is Photography since 7 years.

His first touch with photography was in his early years when his father, Fotis Kazazis, one of the most important Greek photographers from the 60’s until now, was taking with him for company in his dark room.

He started dealing more seriously with the photographic art in 2003, where he was given his first reliable photographic cameras .At the same year he attended lessons in Photography in the Hellenic Photographic Society, the most historical Greek Association (it was published in 1952) for one year and graduated in May 2004.He also became a member of Hellenic Photographic Society and 3 years later he became member of the Council. From 2009 until 2011 he has been Comissioner and from 2011 until now he has been the Manager Operator of the Society.2013 takes the place of a Councelor again. During the same year he attended lessons in nude photography with the well known teacher Stathis Efstathiades and graduated with very high mark ( 17,5).

He travels a lot to find his topics that mostly have to do with Humans in their every day actions or Street photography.

2005 was a very important year for him because he was formally invited by the Chinese Photographic Society to attend a photographic festival in the southern part of the country, met a lot of multi awarded and experienced professional photographers of all over the world and learned so useful information about artistic Photography. He also wins his first National prize and attends with optimism the future.

Judge in Competitions

2018: Panhellenic Competition of the Marine Museum of Kavala with topic “Man and Sea”

2017:Portfolios for Master and Grand master of HPS as a member of the Dierectory   Board of Hellenic Photographic Society

International Titles

2016: AFIAP

2016: ΑHPS

2017: GPU CROWN 1

2017: GPU APHRODITE

2017: EHPS

2019: EFIAP

Prizes-awards

2019: 9 accepted to 7 th Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU 

2019: IAAP Ribbon and 3 acceptances to 2nd Athens HPS Photosalon of Greece, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2018: 4 accepted to to the 7th Bardaf Bardejov of Slovakia, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP

2018: 12 accepted to the 6th Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2018: First Prize and Gold Medal along with 2 acceptances in FIAP Panhellenic Competition of Photography in Iran, a Contest under FIAP auspices

2018: accepted to 1st CIP Festival to Chania,Greece

2018: accepted to the 51th   Black and White Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Hellenic Photographic Society

2018: 5 accepted to to the 7th Bardaf Bardejov of Slovakia, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP

2018:  2 accepted to the 5th International Photo Salon in Plovdif,Bulgaria

2018:  8 accepted to the 3rd Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit , a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA, in the salons of Greece and Singapore

2018: 2 accepted to the Cyprus International Digital Photo Competition 2018, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA

2018:  2 accepted to the 19th Nature Biennial of Oman

2018: 16 accepted to the Trierenberg Super Circuit of Austria, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA

2018: 4 accepted to German International DVF-Photocup, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU 

2018: Gap Honorable Mention and 7 accepted to 6 th Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU 

2018: 2 accepted to the Photo Art Rague,Czech Republic, , a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP,GPU and HPS

2017: 19 accepted to the 2nd Bi-Continental Photographic Circuit, in United Arabic Emirates and Greece, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2017: 18 accepted to the 1st  Hellenic Photographic Society International Printed Photo Exhibition Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP,GPU and HPS

2017: Honorable Mention and 5 accepted to to the 6th Bardaf Bardejov of Slovakia, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP

2017: 7 accepted to the 5th Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2017: 2 accepted to the 4th International Photo Salon in Plovdif,Bulgaria

2017: accepted in Lumen 2017 ,9th Loka International Salon of Photography in Slovenia

2017: 4 accepted to the 2nd Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit , a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA, in the salons of Greece and Singapore

 

2017: 15 accepted to the Trierenberg Super Circuit of Austria, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA

2017: 2 accepted to the 5 th Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU 

2016: 7 accepted to the 1st Bi-Continental Photographic Circuit, in United Arabic Emirates and Greece, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2016: 2 accepted in the 18th International Salon of Photography Photo Unit of India,  a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and PSA

2016: 3 accepted to the 4th Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and GPU

2016: accepted to the 18th Nature Biennial of Serbia

2016: accepted to the Cyprus International Digital Photo Competition 2016, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA

2016: 6 accepted to the 1st Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit , a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA, in the salons of Greece and Singapore

2016: 8 accepted to the Trierenberg Super Circuit of Austria, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, GPU and PSA

2016: 3 accepted to German International DVF-Photocup, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU  

2016: 7 accepted to the 4 th Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, PSA and GPU  

2015: 8 accepted to the 1st Bi-Continental Photographic Circuit, in United Arabic Emirates and Greece, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2015: 7 accepted to the 3rd Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2015: accepted to the Biennale of Indonesia, under the patronage of FIAP

2015: accepted to the International Contest in Ukraine, under the patronage of FIAP

2015: accepted to the Biennale of the U.K, under the patronage of FIAP

2015: 9 accepted to the Trierenberg Super Circuit of Austria, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, UPI and PSA

2015: accepted to the 21st Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Club of Florina

2015: 3 accepted to German International DVF-Photocup, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2015: 3 accepted to the 3d Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2014: 5 accepted to “Aphrodite International Online Photo Competition” in Cyprus, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP,UPI AND PSA

2014: accepted to the Photographic Circuit of Photoclubs 202, Pesgspc and Sille of Serbia, Cyprus and Turkey, a Contest under the patronage of FIAP

2014: 6 accepted to the 2st Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2014: accepted to the Biennale of Ιndia, under the patronage of FIAP

2014: Honorable Mention and 4 accepted to the Sunrise Photography Association of California, U.S.A, an International Salon under the Patronage of FIAP and PSA

2014: 2 accepted to the Bardaf Bardejov of Slovakia, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP

2014: 1 accepted to the Bijeljina Artfoto of Bosnia, an International Salon under the Patronage of FIAP, UPI and PSA

2014: 11 accepted to the Trierenberg Super Circuit of Austria, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP, UPI and PSA

2014: 9 accepted to the 2st Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2014: accepted to the Biennale of Florence, Italy under the patronage of FIAP

2014: 3d  Accolade to Diaporama Slide Show in Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Hellenic Photographic Society

2013: 2nd  Prize and Silver Medal of FZS, in Kamnik of Slovenia, a Global Contest under the Patronage of FIAP,UPI and PSA

2013: 3 accepted to the 1st Olympic Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2013: accepted to  the Biennale of Luxemburg under the patronage of FIAP

2013: accepted to the 1st Greek Photographic Circuit, a Contest under the Patronage of FIAP and UPI

2012:  accepted to the 19th Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Club of Florina

-6 accepted to the 2nd   Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Company of Crete

2011: - accepted to the 18th Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Club of Florina

2010: - accepted to the International Nature Shoot-out Contest organizez in Biresic and Halfeti districts of Sanliurfa-Turkey

2009: - accepted to the 16th   Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Club of Florina

2008: - 2 accepted to the 40th   Coloured and 41th   Black and White Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Hellenic Photographic Society

2007: - accepted to the 39th   Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Hellenic Photographic Society

2006: - accepted to the 39th   Black and White Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Hellenic Photographic Society

2006: accepted to the Biennale of China, under the Patronage of FIAP

2005: - 3rd  Prize to the 12th   Panhellenic Competition of Photography by the Cultural Club of Florina

 

Participation in group Exhibitions in Greece

2019: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society (Pictures from Biennales)

2018: Blank Wall Gallery, Kypseli   (‘Winter”)

2018: Naxos, Public Theatre

2018: Blank Wall Gallery, Kypseli  (“Travelers”)

2018:  Chania, Creta, Old Harbor

2018: Thessaloniki- Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (“Selfies”)

2018:  Creta

2016: Kavala- Archaeological Museum

2015: Kavala- Public Museum of Paintings “Vasilis Vasilikos” with topic “Sea”

2014: Kavala- Public Museum of Paintings “Vasilis Vasilikos” with topic “Sea”/ Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society/Mytilini-FEM/Creta-Heraclion

2013: /Greek Archaeologists’ Club-Athens/Athens-Photovision, kiosk of Hellenic Photographic Society

2012: Chania- Cultural Company of Crete/ Florina- Cultural Club of Florina/Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society/Tinos- Ex Elementary School of Agapi Settling/Athens-Zeon

2011: Athens- Panteion University/Athens-Park Of Academia Platonos/Nafplion-National Centre of Human Rights/ Florina- Cultural Club of Florina/ Athens-Photovision, kiosk of Hellenic Photographic Society/Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society(3 times)

2010: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society (2 times)/Athens, Xilina in Cesariani/Athens, Technopolis/Athens, Kolonaki, Hellenicfrench Union

2009: Florina- Cultural Club of Florina/Tinos- Culture Foundation of Tinos/Athens, Kotzia Square, ‘Siriza’ political part/University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy(Calidoscope Festival)/ Athens-Photovision, kiosk of Hellenic Photographic Society

2008: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2007: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2006: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society/Athens, Psiri, Galleri+Lab

2005: Florina- Cultural Club of Florina/ Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2004: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2001: Athens- Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre

 

Participation in group Exhibitions abroad

2018: Νaiman, Inner Mongolia, China

2018: Nicosia, Cyprus

2017: Bardejov, Slovakia

2016: Ucraine, Odessa,Kharkov,Mariupol/ Νοrway, Oslo/ Russia, Nizhni Novgorod/ Kirgistan, Bishkek

2015: Chile, Valparaiso, Osorno

2014: Slovenia, Kamnik, Photoclub/ Albania, Tirana/ Chile, San Pedro De La Paz, Conception, Sede Talcahuano/ Bosnia, Bijeljina/ Slovakia, Bardejov/ USA, California

2013: Finland, Helsinki/Germany, Merchweller

Romania, Bucharest/Moldavia, Chisinau/Serbia, Beograd/ Ukraine, Kiev/ Hungary, Budapest   (portable exhibition during European Photography Festival)  

2012: France, Paris, Seat of FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art photographique)/ South Africa, Port Elizabeth

2011: Spain, Madrid etc (portable exhibition)

2010: Holland, Zenden/Turkey, Halfeti, Birecik

2009: Bulgaria, Sofia

 

Slides Presentation

2014: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2013: Athens- Keramikos

2013: Athens- Hellenic Photographic Society

2006: Athens-  Hellenic Photographic Society

 

Participation in books

-“Helliniki Photographiki Eteria,  57 Photographers”, Athens 2018

-“Global Photographic Union. Photo Book 2018”, Heraklion 2018

-‘’Pictures from professions and activities that disappear due to the passage of time’, Chania, Crete, October 2012

-‘’Greek Photography’’, Culture Foundation of Tinos, Athens 2009

 

 

Participation in the Press

Newspapers: -  “ Iho ton Dimoprasion” (Cover and back cover), 14th March 2018

                        -  “My Naxos”, December 2013-January 2014

                         - “Ethnos”, January 2012

                        -“Athens Voice”, April 2011/April 2010/February-March 2010

Magazines: - “EF”, April-June 2014(Cover)/October-December 2013/July-September/April-June 2013/January-March 2013/ May-August 2012/ February 2012/January-April 2006  

                      -“Epimeloumai”, Mar.-May 2014/Sept.-Nov. 2012/Apr.-June 2011/Jan.-March 2011

                     -“Greekchina Chronics”, January 2007

                   -“Global Photographic Union Magazine”, issue 08, Winter/Spring 18

 

Participation in Printed Catalogues

-“Plovdiv. Fifth International Photo Salon 2018”

-“Exposicion «Grecia Contemporanea» en Chile/Grecia 2014-2016”, May  2018

-“ Bardejov 2017”, December 2017

-“Miroc Digital Circuit”, 2016

-Hellenic Blue”, Albania, March 2014

-“Hellenic Photographic Society, Calendar 2015”, February 2015

-“Exposed 13”, March 2014

-“Hellas Summer Sea and Sun”, February 2014

-“Photographing Nudes”, February 2013/+14

-“Hellas, Reflections en Noir et Blanc”, June 2012

-“Galaxias”, Cultural Centre of Municipality of Nea SmyrnI, February-June 2012

-“Zeon, Public Area”, January 2012 

-“60 years of the Hellenic Photographic Society”, November 2011

-“Geisha”, Municipal Gallery of Mykonos, September 2006

-“Exhibition of Gravoures”, Gallery +Lab, February- March 2006

-“ 28 TH FIAP Monochrome Biennial”, China 2006

 

Commercial art

-Baobabs’ pass   (through Eyeem platform)

 

Websites

-ΕLINEPA (https://elinepa.org/en/the-photography-of-giorgos-kazazis/)

-Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.com/license/991361360)  / https://www.gettyimages.com/license/991361378

-ΕyeEm (https://www.eyeem.com/u/u28372361)

-Hellenic Photographic Association, 2012-2018

-Alli Apopsi, 2009

-GPU 2017-2018

-FIAP Contests  from 2013

 

Facebook

Georgios Kazazis (Page)

 

Youtube

Georgios Kazazis (Channel)

 

Other activities

-He took on the photography of a number of theatrical performances (“The last rehearsal”, January 2012 “Fafsta”, May 2010 etc)

-Direction of Photography in the short length movie “Dotis”(2010), that participated in short length movie festivals in a number of Greek cities, with the most important the one in the 12th  International Panorama Cultural and Movies Festival that took place in Patrai, October 2010

-Co-operations with Panteion University and SEDA (Juvenile Superintendants) by supporting their sites with his pictures

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